Growth of Nigerian economy depends on maritime sector – Gov Okowa

Deputy Governor, Delta State, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Board member, Engr. Kenneth Asekome and Executive Director, Operations, NIMASA, Engr. Rotimi Fashakin, FNSE during the 2018 Day of the Seafarers with the theme: “seafarers wellbeing” held in Warri, Delta State.

The effectiveness of the Nigerian economy depends largely on the maritime sector as over 90 per cent of the world trade are transported through the sea, said the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.

Okowa stated this in his keynote address during the 2018 Day of the Seafarers celebration with the theme; “seafarers’ wellbeing” held in Warri, Delta State organized by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Commending NIMASA for its efforts and determination to ensure that Nigeria is reckoned with in the international maritime domain, Okowa applauded the initiative of the establishment of the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU) and expressed the readiness of the state to partner NIMASA in actualizing the vision behind the establishment of the institution.

“As a State, we are prepared to support and partner NIMASA and the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure the underlying motive of establishing the Maritime University is achieved; we are also certain that the University undoubtedly will be a source of training more seafarers and adding more commercial value to the Nigerian economy” the governor who was represented by his deputy, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro.



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